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Fixing social ladder for Hong Kong youth

​An oversupply of degree holders in a growing ‘flexi-employment’ labor market with low pay and slim career prospects frustrates youth, while the added burden of student loan debt makes it even harder to save for a down payment on a home.

August 27, 2018

Tuition mills rake in billions while children suffer

Parents want their children to enter the prestigious publicly-funded universities, which can only take 30 percent of sixth-form leavers. That triggers parallel private-tuition cram schools from primary through secondary grades. Wang Yuke finds that as playtime fades, more students suffer stress, depression, and suicidal tendencies.

July 30, 2018